Eric's Half-Ironman Training

I am now training for my second half-ironman race. The race is in Boulder this time in August, 2007. I finished the Florida Half-Ironman in May, 2007. Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

No Crashing!
23 days left until my next race. I crashed about 20 days before my half-ironman race in Florida. I don't want a repeat!! I will be doing the 5430 Boulder Long Course (half-ironman) event. I can't wait. I know several people who are doing the race. I am starting to get a little nervous. I know I can do better than my last race, but there are a few obstacles. 1) Boulder has hills. Florida Doesn't. 2) I will be able to wear a wetsuit. 3) I hope my running performance will be better. 4) Better hydration 5) Already experienced a race at this distance.

I could go on and on, but I will stop at 5. I need to start thinking about a plan for what I do after this race. I have three things sorta planned. 1) Complete a century ride, 2) Finish Denver Half/Full Marathon, 3) Volunteer for the 24 hours of triathlon event.

I also will be signing up to raise money for the Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF). It will be a new avenue for me, but it sounds great. I have met one challenged athlete, Joe, while I was biking last Saturday. He told me that CAF is a good organization. I will keep you posted.

What else...

I might be changing my blog site? Any opinions? I am on my Journey to Ironman in 2008. I feel that my blog needs a name change. seems easier to remember. With this new format, I am thinking of the ways I have blog entries. I blog every workout I do. That is tough. I am a Silver member at There is a section where it will keep track of all your workouts in a much easier fashion. Daily blog entries are great...but with Ironman training...its going to be tough.

Warm up: 400 swim,
6 x 50 w/ 15 sec rest (59.34, 59.56, 58.28, 58.23, 58.89, 57.37)
Main: 10 x 100 @ 1000 Time Trial pace w/ 15 sec rest
100's: 1:55.82, 2:00.03, 2:06.35, 2:03.19, 2:05.17, 2:07.18, 2:00.91, 2:04.98, 2:01.14, 1:51.79
Average 100: 2:01.66
1,000m time: 20:16.56
Cool down: 100m
Total: 1,800 meters

A really good day at the pool. My average 100 pace was awesome. I felt pretty good and my I kept the rest to a max of 15 seconds. I have always struggled with the rest thing, but not lately. I have no time to dink around.

Time: 39:15
Distance: 5.22 miles
Pace: 7:31/mile


Blogger Tea said...

I'll be interested in hearing which century ride you do. I'd like to get one in as well. In the meantime, I'm doing Denver, so as you fly passed me don't forget to say hi, spit, or something in my general direction. ;)

1:53 PM  
Blogger blink140pnt6 said...

spit in my direction thats funny, tea!

IE you will tear up the race, just stay focused. NO DOUBTS! You have done the training now rip it!

10:37 PM  

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